In order to earn credits towards a SETU Waterford award students are generally required to complete assessments in the form of examinations and/or continuous assessments. Assessments are a key part of learning as they enable students to:
measure their learning and earn credits for it;
get feedback from lecturers on their learning;
provide the necessary evidence to determine eligibility for progression within a programme or for determining an award (and/or, in certain cases, competency to practice).
In order to assure academic standards SETU Waterford examinations are carried out within a strictly formal and controlled environment. Students are advised, for example, not to bring any personal belongings – aside from materials required to complete the exam – to the exam hall as no personal belongs of any kind are allowed anywhere in the hall.
It is up to each student to familiarise themselves with the Academic Regulations Governing Written Examinations as documented in the SETU Waterford Academic Regulations for Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate Programmes available on www.wit.ie/policies.
Exams may be held anytime between 9am and 10pm Monday to Saturday inclusive.